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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 646940
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Ranked #7 of 133 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in... more » Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: admission by guided tour at the following times: 10.00, 11.15, 11.45, 13.00, 14:15, 15.30 And 17:00. « less
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in a residential area, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours being guided through a slice of Cold War history that most never knew about.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As others have said, it's position is quiet surprising in the middle of a housing estate. However this is explained on the tour. The tour guide was very good and we learnt much about how people would survive in a nuclear attack in the 60's, it was not much protection as you will learn. The building was full of 60's-80's... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What a surprise to find this in a residential area of York. We learnt so much about the Cold War and life and perceptions at the time and our guide was very knowledgeable. A must for anyone interested in history.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect when our friend suggested going here on our visit to York, but we had a great time. Really interesting insight to what is very recent history. The tour was really well delivered too. Really great way to spend a few hours.

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York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Limited onsite parking, but plenty available nearby on the street. A one hour tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Well worth a visit if you can remember the hysteria at the time of the cold war.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited on 06.09.14 and went on 5pm tour, didn't get the name of the lady who led this tour but massive thanks to her, she was very informative and knowledgeable and her style meant everything was very interesting. Hour long tour was so informative and interesting that it felt like it was over in 10 mins! We arrived a minute... More

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RachaelBowers, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this review

Hi Yorkie, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We hope to give all our visitors the exact same high standard of tour, so I'm glad you found that to be the case. Thanks again, Rachael Site Manager. More

Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had no idea this place was here and to think it was operational when we were operational in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

An unusual way to spend an hour of your time. Really interesting with fantastic guides. Really worth driving the short distance out of York to find it as you will find out something new and exciting and the guides are adept at presenting the info in a humouress and informative manner. Go and visit!

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Saw this on English Heritage and I did deliberate as to whether this would be interesting and what can the tour show you and keep you interested for one hour. Relax its great. The tour guide was informative and interesting and kept the visit going at a comfortable pace. Well worth a visit.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Brilliant. Enjoyed by my wife, my 8 year old son and myself. Great tour guides and a very fascinating piece of recent local history. It's a little bit outside York but easy to get to via a number 1 bus (takes about 10-15 mins). We heard of it by accident but it's a must see

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